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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' ©WM NEWSPAPER ®Ije Abilene Reporter -Brins"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CII YOUR W ORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,”—Byron VOL. LVI11, NO. 60. Druggists Ask 0 Daniel To Be Conclave Guest Telegram Sent By Abilene Chairman For August Meet W Leo O'Daniel, the Port Worth flour merchant who la to become governor of Texas in January, has been extened an urgent invitation to be on of the principle speakers af the semi-annual covention of the West Texas Druggists association in Abilene August 16, 17 and 18. Prank Myers, chairman of the program committee. announced last night. The following telegram has been disatched to O Daniel: Hon W. lee O'Daniel, next governor of Texas. Port Worth, Texas, Dear Governor: West Texas Druggist* association. comprising all territory including Tarrant county and west of Fort Worth, meets in Abilene August 16, 17 and 18. We want you to deliver the principal address at the druggists banquet on evening of Wednesday. August IT. We urge you to accept this invitation and meet many of your friend* in West Texas. Five hundred druggists expected to attend. Prank Myers, chairman program committee. In addition to sending the tele- aModale* Treas (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1938.—TWELVE PAGES Inned ivm (IPI PRICE 5 CENTS NEW ANSON C OF C PRESIDENT Murry Hudson, left .took over duties as president of the Anson chamber of commerce for the next 12 months Just as the Reporter - News photographer snapped this picture Handing over the gavel is Burl Scott. refiring president Tile occasion was a* the annual banquet held at Anson Tuesday night. Snake Killer— ODDITIES —He Goes Boom WHITE OAKS N M, July 27.— (AP)—Mike Hatters dynamite and blasting caps were damp so he set them on a windowsill in the sun and went to bed for a short siesta He awoke still abed, but in his backyard, with fragments the c*h^lrman ct the colorado Vails house raining all around bim    l*y    Att’-horlty.    said it believed watet Rood Victims Blame Colorado I River Authority Ask Restitution For Damage Done To Valley Crops Bv The Associated Pre** Criticism of angry landowners fell on the Colorado Valley Authority Wednesday as Texas, in the! throes of flood waters which j smashed $3,000,000 worth of livestock. crops and property, blared I itself for fresh attacks, As the Rio Grande, choked with drainage water from Mexico's j plains, tumbled down toward the valley In rapid ruses, the Fayette 1 county agricultural association, in messages to President Roosevelt j and other men of state, called the Colorado river flood "man made" and asked "restitution of some kind to be made by the government/’ I TO INVESTIGATE Other organizations and individuals planned investigations. Near LaGrange the Colorado battered down a pier and the sec- J ondary span of the old river bridge, recently repaired at a cost of $30,- ; OOO. The crash could be heard in I the business district, only six blocks away. The city was cut off from the structure by five feet of water coursing over the highway. The county agricultural associa- j tion, in its communications to the president, .Senators Connally and Sheppard, Rep. J. J. Mansileid, and Expansion For Pump-Priming Program Offered Through RFG 'COME IN, JOHN, WE LOVE YOU' gram. officials of the druggists assoria* mn have communicated twice 0f his house raining all around him with Gen James V Allred, enlist- i    .    ’    turned    out    of    Buchanan    lake    caus ing his assistance in getting his I .Neighbors found nutter, 58-year-old miner, mildly dazed, Pci the flood waters to roach higher successor fo attend the mating bruised and scratched. urge o Daniel to accept Hotel HH- windows in this little “ghost ton has advised O’Daniel that a    6 suite of rooms has been reserved The house was demolished and many 8tagrs and glvlng    less time to lost town" were smashed.    bring    cattle    and feed crops to Hutter said he figured the caps had been heated bv the sun for his use during the convention and exploded, detonating nearly 50 pounds of dynamite The Myers states that every effort miner and his bed were blown bodily out the back wall will Was    mHnro    th#    w    v    Will?    UaVlV Wall* ‘•Come in, John, we love you,” pleaded Mrs. Katherine Bull with a man identified as John Warde as he hugged the build ing while standing on a ledge 17 stories up on a New York hotel. Mrs Bull, rope tied around her. heard him say. “Oo back or I’ll jump.” She returned to her room and fainted. He jumped. possible will be made to induce the gubernatorial nominee to come to Abilene for toe druggists convention.*'O’Daniel evidently is interested in developing the states business and industrial interests and I feel confident that he will be with us in August.’’ Myers states. Another highlight of the druggists convention will he an address by Hon. Wright Pittman of Texarkana, co-sponsor of the fair trade bill during the last session of the United States (•'ingress, raftman will discuss the fair trade bill at the afternoon session Wednesday, August I". This session will be open to a1! Independent merchants of dene and West Texas In that the fair trade hill is of vital interest to them. Rep. Josh Lee of Oklahoma another orator of note as well as being a national figure, has been CLEVELAND, July ft—-(API —Five small boys and a girl were playing today when they decided to dig a cave In the embankment along a rapid transit tracks. Three boys and the girl were smothered to death when ten tons of sand collapsed on them. a fourth boy, believed dying, was taken to a hospital. I ROUP, Tex., July 27—(AP) —Thirteen-year-old Voyt Hag-erty today saw a brown snake and chopped its head off with an axe so it would not bite anyone. The head stuck to the blade. The youth sought to brush It off with his hand. It snapped and Voyt was treated for a copperhead bite. HOUSTON, July 27—(AP)—A. B, Kuhn, 50, popped up in bed. snatched a pistol from under his Billow iud hlazeH awav at nom* chreinwo    n    ? ,    , Dlazecl comes along th® people feel that away at some shadows in his small grocery before dawn today safety.' CREDIT EXHAUSTED It said "many of us have exhausted our credit producing the crop which now is lost. We ask that restitution of some kind be made by the government to those of u; along the river who are not able to carry on by remaining on theii farms/’ The telegram was signed by C T. Kasper, chairman of the association, and Max Citzler, secretary, At Dallas, Fritz Engelhard, chairman of the Colorado River Authority. denied the floods were "mar* made.** "The flood was just one of those things,” he said. "When a flood Man On The Ledge’ Alone In Solitude Of Morgue -     „    .    they have to blame somebody. His heart pumped wildly as he hit one of them squarely greater flood in the middle and down it went. He called police    "Bllt t;ip noo<i U: ’ Three negroes crawled in,” he excitedly told police as they reached his still darkened store. “I shot one he is over there. ut-,kmm . . T1?e C0PS turned on the lights and found a neat bullet invited to address the druggists ,nole PJtifrgTd through a sack of flour. Kuhn handed the cops his pistol and said he must have been dreaming and went back to bed. See DRUGGISTS. Pg. 12, Col. 5 WPA Help For Phantom Dam Emergency Order Received After Damage By Flood Emergency WPA work order for immediate repairs and completion of the spillway at Port Phantom Hill dam was received in the Abilene WPA office yesterday. The new order provides for $7,500 in federal funds for placing rock, rip rapping, sodding, and otherwise strengthening the spillway of the new lake Request for the emergency order was wired to the state WPA office at San Antonio Monday afternoon after B. C Rogers, area WPA engineer, and R C. Hoppe, engineer in charge of the reservoir work, had discussed the condition of the spillway. The high water caused by the unusually heavy rains last week had caused some erosion on the spillway and threatened serious danger to the structure if more rain should fall. In view of this fact, the request for emergency work order was made and granted. Tile project will employ approximately 150 men and require a month or more for completion, Hoppe said. The work is to begin as soon as the ground dries out a little, probably Friday. Hoppe pointed out that the riprapping and strengthening work would have had to be done before the dam was completed. The emergency order simply moves this part of the construction work ahead of schedule bucharest, r ii mania, Ju*r *7 {API Rumtnli'a k «/r, dr, , h„„, today—rile bt l» ih. miiu, .T. h«,    ~*W“ CV., 'S&js'jsz;    r,    -7;- k.?? C,°leIls h.0U¥ lonKPr has In the attic but the Covens them    Par*    TOOi 0f! and move a chimney to get rid rf The Covens are having honey for supper RI I I ITG. N. Y.. July 27.—(AP)--Somebody* dog killed a pigeon monf! T- Griswold picked up (hr bird's body. Attached to it was the unsigned, unaddressed message: ‘‘Mother I arrived safely in Buffalo/* Famous Southern Chemist Is Dead SAVANNAH. Ga., July 27.—1.-PI-Dr. Charles H. Hertv. whose development of a process for making newsprint from slash pine started a new southern industry, died in a hospital here today of a heart ailment. Ho was 71. Flour Man Makes Campaign Cash AUSTIN, July 37—(/Ft—W, Lee O'Daniel cleared $800 on his campaign for the democratic nomination for governor, his expense report •howed today. NEW YORK. July 27— V — Lincoln Ellsworth, who says he would rather live on a desert than in modern city, sailed today today on the liner Europa for his fourth expedition into antarctic wastes. The wealthy explorer, who has riown over both the South and North poles, said he “never could stand” crowds "People w*ho live in the wilderness have a sense of God/' he said. TUCUMCARI. N. M , July 27 ——philip Scoglio, 26-year-old New* Yorker, wanted a ride, but the freight trains wouldn’t stop He placed a heavy wooden ne on the tracks. Tile next train stopped and picked him up. all right. He was brought to Tucumcari, where he pleaded guilty to the act todav and was bound to district court for sentencing. The train wasn't damaged. But the flood waters that came down were greater than in 1935 or 1936 and the flood stage was lowet As a matter of fact, lf the dam had not be®n there, with the amount of water it absorbed, the flood would have peen much more severe.” ’ As a matter of fact the program of the Colorado River Authority calls for six crams, two of which See FLOODS, Pg. 12, Col. 4 Shackelford Picks Holland Sheriff John A. Holland won flection as sheriff and lax collector of Shackelford county without necessity of a run-off, unofficial returns showed. Holland polled 1.029 votes to a total of 1,002 for two opponents. Isa hell polled 545 and Hudman 457. In Tuesday afternoon's Re-portcr-News a typographical error caused Holland s vote to be published "IOO” instead of “1.029/' In the Shackelford county treasurer’s race Roy Tuggle, the Incumbent, polled 477 votes Instead of 457 as published. Black received 802 and Fronie C’laus-sell 751, the latter two going into the run-off. By ROGER D. GREENE NEW YORK July 27—i.F —John Warde. 26. the ner\e-sick man on the ledge." central figure Jn Manhattans most spectacular delayed suicide, wax alone tonight in the solitude of an east side funeral parlor. The ll-hour carnival of death thai gripped thousands of New Yorkers in agonizing suspense, climaxed last night with his plunge rrom the 17th floor of the Gotham hotel, was ended No one railed to identify hts shattered remains. No disposition was made for the body. In the aftermath of the strange case, enacted amid a stage-setting of skyscrapers, neck-craning thousands, clicking newsreel cameras, magnesium flares, fainting women and even a television pickup, medical experts joined the man in the street trying to answer the question "Why did he do It—the way he did It?” Dr A Arden Brill phychiatrist. and disciple of Freud. Columbia university lecturer on psycho-sexual AT NLRB HEARING-- lienee, interpreted Warde’s prolonged debate with death as the manifestation of a schizoid-maniac. He was not a maniac-depressive ” Dr Brill said. “That type ges moods of exultatim followed bv moods of the darkest depression. In the secondary, hang-over mood, a maniac type would not hesitate He would walk to the window and leap.” Another expert opinion came from Dr Joseph Jas-trow New York psychologist, who pictured young Warde—the self-embittered failure, the youth whohad never dominated anyone, whose every venture in life seemed doomed to frustration—as enjoying a final hour of triumph. “He stood up there alone, looking down on the great crowds dominating a scene at last.” he safe “The crowds did not scare hun He enjoyed It. He was perfectly self-centered and self-confident.' He lingered for hours, towering over the weird lifeanddeath spectacle of his own creation, until a plan to trap him—to catch him in a giant net and pin him against the side of the building like a butterfly spurred him to step off Info Fpsce Quiz Abilene Employers The Weather .. B0?T?‘Nl' Ju,y IT.—(AP)—Nobody could say Harold Wilson was arrau! to take a dare. W ilson, 37, was crossing C harlestown bridge with two romp inurns on a job-hunting expedition when someone dared him to dive into the river and swim to a pier about a thousand feet awav He accepted, jumped and swam almost to his goal—then tired and drowned. (/ROA IAN, N. C., July 27—(UP) Haywood said that no: a day ha* —A year ago today Tom W. Hay- gone by that someone has not wood set up in front of his filling strode over to the machine and station here a kicking machine avenged himself for some real or w'hich would supply a boot in the fancied wrong This has worn out pants to anyone turning the crank four shoelaces onto the metal "leg ’ that does the business. When Haywood first set the machine out, it consisted of little more than a handle which, when turned, pulled a cable that operated a metal rod wearing a large shoe, i Improvements announced today included addition of a roof over the device and "technical changes.” • nil % trinity:    Party    cloudy —no questions asked. On this first anniversary of his strange device today Haywood announced improvements in the original model but said the fundamental principle is unchanged. “My machine,” Haywood said, “is the answer to those thousands of persons who say every day, ‘Well I ought to have a good swift kick.’ ” (Rito r. Thursday, OKI HIOMX:    Partly flood.*. arattrrrd thundershower* in north portion Thur* d;ty and in northeaM portion Irlda* I WI ll XX*; Fart!* clinid.*, aralie*. cit thnndcrakowrra near the upper roa«t lh ii tmI i * and I int.n. Mull niti »ntilhrrl* wind* on the coast. XII K I’ VI \ VS; (ien« rail* fair Thursday and Friday except scattered thunder •hon 1 r* lo the Calili.iridic Thur«da*. MIX MKXIOI:    I.oral thundershower* I'liurxda* and Friday; Utile change In temperature. Hance of tempera!lire yesterday: SM HOI K I x PM UP RI n 1 ut at jot a I a: 7 .*    ........... 7 ' I    ...... a ai    ,.     ....... 5* at ....... . in ......... — a; ......... ii       _ aa    Noon    'I id ai uh!    -g Highest and lowest temperature lo ti p. in.    xeaterday,    Ut    and    72; sante dale a year ago lot and (IU. '•unset    *eslerday    7:40; •VSI; sunset today. USS. sunrise today. W-Iex Utilities Men On Stand Discrimination Charges Brought By Electric Union SAN ANGELO. July 27 - V Two Abilene employers of tho West Tex-| as Utilities company were quizzed J hen today ta tilt hearing telQft Harlow' Hurley, staff trial examiner of the national labor relations board. F W. Sch:oeder xice president And general superintendent of the company, and G. A. HoUowell, pro-I duction superintendent, answered questions relating to identification of the duties of various jobs in transmission, generation and distribution departments. Karl ll. Mueller, attorney for the international brotherhood of electrical workers, an affiliate of the A. F. of L. condlit ted the examination in attempting to establish that a proper collet (ive bargaining unit in tile cases comprises only operating and maintenance employes. James P Farrell, San Angelo attorney for the interveners rn a representation case, contends that the unit embraces a broader scope of labor. Earlier in today s proceedings, W H Wills, former switchboard orper-ator at the local plant, testified that he sustained back and side injuries which permanently disabled him when he was transferred from his Sec HEARING, Fg. 12, Col. 3 AT FAIRGROUNDS— Work Starts Monday On New Livestock Building Stonewall Cowboy To Give O'Daniel Tunes To Broadway AUSTON, July 27— r -Broadway will get a sample of the hillbilly music that accompanied W Lee O’Daniel a amazing sweep to the democratic gubernatorial nomination in Texas. Newt Moore Stonewall county cowboy-fiddler, came to the capital today and informed Governor James V Allred he and •tack Hill of Old Glory. Texas. will ride a Texas steer to tile New York world fair. Explaining he hM bren practicing on “Beautiful Texas,” a theme tune in O Daniel s recent campaign. Moore said ha “thought it was kind of timely that Broadway should get a little mountain music " Moore was given letters of introduction to New York state and world fair officials by Governor Allred and Col. Paul Wakefield, secretary of the Texas world fair commission. Rescuers Seek Marooned Men May Wait Until Rio Grande Falls MARFA J uh 27 JP)—A rescue party worked Us way today over a tortuous nine-mile frag to within 500 fee* of where two soldiers were marooned on a ledge overlooking the flooded Rio Grande which had taken the life of a companion. If the river recedes within a few British Lion Snaps At Japs Plans To Keep Possessions In Warring China LONDON, July 27.— r —Britain’s foreign secretary, Viscount Halifax, warned Japan tonight Britain Intends to protect her century-old interests in China. Addressing the house of lords. Lord Halifax used much blunter language about Japan than Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain did in the house of commons yesterday. Tile foreign secretary appealed for International sincerity on other scattered trouts endangering world peace—particuarly in the case of Czechoslovakia. He admitted the Czechoslovak problem was going to take a “genius" to solve. Lord Halifax dedicated Britain to work for removal of the “night are PWA Loans To Be Handled By Jones Agency Billion And Half Thrown Open For Federal Spending WASHINGTON. July 27. — (AP)—Jesse Jones threw huge resources of his reconstruction finance corporation behind the public works program tonight, making possible a large expansion of the pump-priming operations through which the Roosevelt administration hopes to hasten economic recovery. , MONEY MEN’ AGREE Jones and PWA Administrator Harold L. Ickes, two “big money* men of President Roosevelt's spending-lending program, agreed that wherever possible RPC would make loans for public construction and PWA would conserve its money exclusively for outright grants. Hitherto, PWA has been making both loans and grants. Under the new system It will ba possible, officials said, to undertake more big project* such as roads and bridges than if PWA had to furnish all the money itself. Tho last congress gave Jones’ agency power to lend $1,500,000,000 to states. cities and business men. High officials said: “Jones and Ickes have been exploring the possibility of RPC making loans on projects requiring dollars by the millions, and their minds have met. ‘They have decided It hi feasible in law and in practice for municipalities to get grants from PWA and loans from RFC on contracts set up by the former.” iAter Jones himself confirmed thus, saving that at the request of Ickes “the reconstruction finance corporation now is considering soma I loans * He did not indicate just what applications were being considered, but said his agency and Ickes’ were “ta accord” on the proposition of RPC aiding the PWA program. Other officials explained that RPC cooperation would be limited to revenue-producing projects such as roads, bridges, subways and others designed to pay off the loan from toll charges. New York's proposed $70,000.-OOO tunnel from the battery to Hamilton avenue in Brooklyn, officials said, possibly wouiu be one of the first cooperative RFC-PWA enterprises. Mayor La Guardia, they said proposed Joint development of the New York project in a recent conference here with Jones and Ickes. While no formal action was taken at that time, officials said the conference stirred up the Jones-Ickes discussions which led to to- See BFC. Pf. 12. Col. 4 Wheat Insurance Deadlines Moved WASHINGTON, July 27 — up)— Extensions of time ranging from one day to two months, in which growers may apply for wheal insurance on their 1939 crop, has been authorized by directors of the federal crop insurance corporation. Roy M. Green, manager, said today August 31 would be the final date for receiving applications in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Texas. The deadline for these states originally was August 30. Trent Youth Shot In Hunting Mishap ....  ^      ^    Ade    Gann,    NJ    year    old    Trent of fear*’ hanging over Europe, and y°utb’ received medical treatment he described as “stupid and use- a^ Hendrick Memorial hospital less the arbitrament of war."    (yesterday    for    a    gunshot    wound    in Lord Halifax mentioned the back He was visiting a friend strong bonds uniting Britain and of his in Clyde yesterday morning France, and had >rd also to say , and the two had started hunting about Italian res’lessness due to the when a gun was accidently discharg-delay In putting into effect the ed. Anglo-lLalian friendship agreement i Hospital attendants said the boy of April 16 which depends upon a was doing as well as could be ex-‘‘settlement’’ of the Spanish war. 1 pected. Flood Stricken San Saba County Puts Entry In WTCC Conservation Contest Construction work on Abilene s    fair, but it xx as not until July 8.1    superintendent, and Orris M. Cosby    with seating s pact for 800 to    900 per- new livestock building at Fair park    that it became feasible. On that    Ji • will be hts assistant.    sons. is to begin Monday morning, Frank    date, Hie Sears-Roebuck company    Final Working plans for the con- Tile arena construction    will Shaffer, area representative of the donated $5,000 to the city for civic Gaskin™    bmi    completed    by    the    fourth    NY.a    project    being    car-    Buckman    of    Paris,    Tex. Importance of utilization of water ! Other late entries include Llano da vs, boats will be used to rescue I and soil could hardly be more bru- and Menard counties, also in the Sgt Clyde Ryberg and Pct. Claren-1 tally impressed upon a people than flood area along the Colorado river cy Hansen, who started through it has been to San Saba county and its tributaries. Thirty-three treacherous Santa Helena canyon residents within the past week. Ed- counties now are in the ocntest. be I on innet National Youth administration, announced Wednesday afternoon. The announcement w'as made after Shaffer had received the work order tubes with Pvt Harry win Spacek, West Texas chamber oil The complete list, as given last commerce conservation director ! night by Edwin Spacek, WTCC con- improvement and city officials de-1—T'Tt! a 4    architects,    lied on in Abilene. In other projects,; Otherwise, they will be pulled up commented upon that fact yester-| servatlon director, follows: Dallam, xih^ tuJ it*.*.*#*.*.    —    and Pr°Jeci is to be completed 12 girls are employed in office the 500-foot clift by ropes, said day when San Saba county’s entry Briscoe, Floyd, Cottle, Wilbarger, early in october, to    be used during    work for    the    Texas    relief    commis-    Col.    R.    H. Lewis,    commander of    in the WTCC soil and water utiliza-    Wichita, Dickens, King, Baylor, the 1938 West Texas    Fair. Complete    aion, six    are    used in the    city-wide    Fort    D.    A. Russell    where the    men    tion contest was received.    Yoakum, Lynn. Throckmorton. Jack, cost of the building, including NY A recreation project of the WPA, and were stationed    ; "Even in the midst of ecovery Dawson, Borden, Scurry,    Fisher, appropi t’ion, wiz, be $8,000-    ,    25 are employed in the WPA sewing Th® two earlier sent a note up from the suffering and damage Jones, Palo Pinto, Martin. Howard, 1 ,ie building will    be circular in    room.    by    rope    saying    Buckman    had    caused by the worst flood in    in its    Taylor, El Paso, Reeves, Terrell. Val T#*va<t Pair ornnnric ),»«. ia,-,,, K-a„ | .,,,„    g    .    ^shifts.    Dick    I type, with exterior    walls of load- #11 N Y A work is    part-time^em-    drowned,    but they    were in    good    history, someone in San Saba    found    Verde, Midland, Reagan, Tom ft    ,lcn,K    ‘in^a'rJn    Aa<,‘ln'    Abi.eiie    contractor,    has    been    j bearing hollow tile. Main entrance I payment and the yojjpg people earn health. Blankets and rations wfge . time to complete its entry in the Green. Menard, San Saba, Llano, adream ofpeisous interested In Unemployed by /Ae cflf as project; will open tat# in arena surrounded i from $10 to $19 per month. ? lowgged to them.    contest,’’ he said.    I Cory ell. Kellam, state NY A di- from J. C rector. A livestock pavilion at cided on the livestock building Tile construction is being carried on as an NY A project, one of the largest in the area. It will give employment to approximately 60 young the West | men. working in five shifts. •fe® ;